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Q&A with gsSCENE Steering Committe Member, Donald Hovis Jr.

Jul 17, 2013

Donald Hovis, gsSCENE Steering Committee Member
Marketing Manager, Springmaid Beach Resort

What is your favorite lunch spot?

What do you consider to be the best part of your job?
Flexibility and willingness to work with various Charities.
I currently help Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, Grand Strand Miracle League, First Tee of the Grand Strand and many others

What is something that few people know about you?
I once lost over 150 pounds before my senior year in College

What is your favorite thing about living in the Myrtle Beach Area?
Beach and Golf Courses

If you could have any super power what would it be, and what would you use it for?
Superhuman Endurance; the ability to go go go and never get tired

If you could have any celebrity live next door to you who would it be and why?
Chipper Jones of the Atlanta Braves, one of the greatest baseball players of all time, and also a great person off the baseball field

What are your top 3 things to do or see in Myrtle Beach?
Ride the SkyWheel during Fireworks over the Ocean, Play Golf at Tidewater and enjoy a delicious dinner along the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk

If you played hooky for a day, where would we find you?
You would find me with my camera somewhere along the strand or on the golf course

When people ask you what you do for a living, what do you tell them?
Face in the local community for Springmaid Beach Resort, Avid Photographer and the next Mayor of Myrtle Beach. Almost weekly someone mentions that I should run for Mayor of Myrtle Beach.

What do you think the best invention is in the past 50 years?
IPhone or DSLR Camera

If you were stuck on an island, what 3 items would you have with you?
I would have my camera, golf clubs and a endless supply of Starbucks Coffee

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?
Kevin Costner as he is my distant cousin

If you were written about in the newspaper, on the front page, what would the headline say?
Hovis captures dazzling Sunrise to begin another day here in Myrtle Beach

What is your favorite quotation?
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others